Farm Groups Oppose Final NEPA Changes

Dan Environment, Regulation

Key farm groups are opposing the Biden Administration’s final phase 1 revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) affecting major infrastructure projects. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) say the revised NEPA rules are a step backwards and jeopardize the very projects the Biden Administration is promoting. Here is AFBF’s Shelby Hagenauer. …


AFBF: NEPA Changes Signal Return to Outdated, Cumbersome Regulations

Dan AFBF, Environment, Regulation

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall commented Wednesday on the final phase 1 revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act, known as NEPA. Duvall says, “AFBF is disappointed that the Biden administration has decided to reverse commonsense reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act.” AFBF says farmers and ranchers share the goal of caring for the natural resources …

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USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

(USDA/FS) — The USDA Forest Service announced the publication of a final rule implementing key changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes include new tools and flexibilities to tackle critical land management challenges as part of a broader agency effort to better serve the American people through timely, high-quality management decisions affecting infrastructure, permitting and restoration …

NCBA & PLC Secure NEPA Improvements For Livestock Producers

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources and the Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover released the following statement on the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) final rule to update the agency’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations: “Today’s announcement represents decades of work by livestock producers who have told the Forest Service and …


NCBA CEO Colin Woodall Speaks At U.S. Chamber Event On Modernizing NEPA

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Unlock American Investment Coalition about the need to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This event was held ahead of the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) second hearing tomorrow in Washington D.C. on proposed updates to NEPA. …


NCBA on new NEPA Rules

Dan Cattle

Last Thursday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) took part in an event at the White House where President Trump announced new regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Associate Director of Government Affairs for both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC), Tanner Beymer, explains what NEPA is and why these changes are needed. According to a …


Ranchers Applaud Announcement Of New NEPA Rules

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — Ranchers across the country hailed an announcement by President Trump that his Administration will promulgate new regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). “Over time, NEPA has evolved into a complex web of onerous processes and bureaucratic red tape,” said fifth-generation Oregon rancher and Public Lands Council President Bob Skinner. “These sensible updates proposed by Council …